Battle Harbour National Historic District

Battle Harbour

For two centuries Battle Harbour was the economic and social center of southeastern Labrador coast. The location’s mercantile saltfish premises were established in the early 1770s and the Island developed into a thriving community known as the Capital of Labrador.

Today, Battle Harbour is a National Historic District, island retreat, and a priceless collection of natural and historic attractions and heritage. It is the last and most complete example of a traditional fishing mercantile premises in Newfoundland and Labrador. It preserves a complete settlement, and in the process, many of the oldest surviving heritage buildings in the province. It is also a classic example of a traditional outport fishing community.

They offer four-star accommodations in their rooms and cottages. Handmade quilts, beds and furniture help provide guests with the feeling of stepping back in time while having today’s expected comforts. Meals are served in one of the newly renovated historic harbour-side buildings. Family style dining lets one experience what it would have been like a hundred years ago when fishermen from all over would visit the island during the summer cod fishery.

Incredible historic tours, hiking, iceberg and whale watching boat tours and fishing for cod round out a one-of-a-kind traveller experience.


Battle Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador

Plan Your Visit

For more information, visit Battle Harbour’s website or email

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The Passport Places network is made possible through valued partnerships with Canadian heritage organizations, site operators and owners.

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Partner Organization: Battle Harbour Historic District




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